JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here reported its 61st consecutive sales increase in the fiscal year ended June 28.
Sales rose 6.3%, from $11.1 billion to $11.8 billion for the 52 weeks. Identical store sales rose 3% while average store sales were up 6.8%.
Net earnings increased 7.5%, from $216.1 million to $232.2 million.
In the fourth quarter, sales shot up 11.5%, from $2.6 billion to $2.9 billion. Identical store sales increased 3.8% and average store sale